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Low Back Pain while hanging

bonesaw5bbonesaw5 Posts: 1
edited 04/28/2015 - 8:55 PM in Lower Back Pain
I have been dealing with lower back pain for a year now, I have been an athlete my entire like (I'm 24) and have been struggling heavily with this issue phsyically, and even more so mentally.

I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis at the L5-S1, but the both an ortho and a neuro said it is so slight that I shouldnt feel symptoms and that surgery would be out of the question. I also have some water loss in the disc at L4-L5, but its nothing major.

I do not understand how these little of symptoms can create over a year of side effects. Like I said, I am an athlete. I need to move, run, jump and all those things. Without them I feel like Im going insane.

the two main times I experience pain are:
-Hanging from a bar or inversion table

The second of my symptoms really confuses me, everything thing I read shows that hanging relieves people's symptoms.

So my question is can anyone think of a reason why hanging or getting on an inversion table would create significant pain?
I've asked this same question to about 4 doctors and several PT's with no success.

thank you


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  • Hi. I don't know why that happens but I can tell you I had the same issue as you with l5s1 and hanging from a bar was killing my lower back.
    I was into fitness and was doing lots of pull-ups previously but got to the point where hanging from the bar was way to painfull to exercise. I think it has to do with some back muscles that are attached to the sacrum and when stretched they actually compress the spine and not decompresses it.
  • Bonesaw,

    dud id you ever get an answer as I have the same.

    L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.
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